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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby BAS » Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:21 pm

Paraffin might work, or wax.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby Bob » Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:28 pm

Pudding would work about as well as beeswax.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby Drawingablank » Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:45 pm

I have always used beeswax on zippers - but suspect that on the playa it would actually make things worse. The slight adhesiveness of the wax would actually attract and bind the dust.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby Bob » Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:20 pm

It does make a great substitute for synthetic motor oil, though.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby BAS » Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:44 am

Drawingablank wrote:I have always used beeswax on zippers - but suspect that on the playa it would actually make things worse. The slight adhesiveness of the wax would actually attract and bind the dust.


True. Graphite is probably better.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby oneeyeddick » Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:10 am

Does chapstick(or beeswax) make your lips dustier?....no.

Does it make your zipper dustier?

Go ahead and try a pencil.... although a crayon will be more effective. :roll:
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby Bob » Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:13 am

Yes, and Chapstick (or beeswax) is a great additive for windshield washer fluid and contact cleaner.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby ygmir » Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:17 am

Bob wrote:Yes, and Chapstick (or beeswax) is a great additive for windshield washer fluid and contact cleaner.


*looking for new can of Scotchguard*
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby Bob » Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:35 am

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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby Asherbeez » Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:01 am

WD-40 is a water displacer (hence WD) not a lube. You'll be better off using a wax based "dry lube" that won't attract playa dust as much as an oil based. Your bike chain will thank you.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby Rusted Iron » Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:13 pm

Countertop compost buckets with activated charcoal filters in the lids make great piss jugs. Takes the smell factor way down.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby oneeyeddick » Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:29 pm

Peeing in bottles is a good idea if the bottle has a lid.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby Turnip » Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:37 pm

Fingernail clippers.
Carry them with you everywhere.

If you're like me;
Your cuticles will get tore the fuck up, you'll be riddled with hangnails that snag on everything. Your once beautiful healthy nails will be dry and brittle.

Not only is it important to cut hangnails off at the root before they can snag and bleed and open you up to the possibility to infection, but having fingernails that feel like broken glass just aren't comfortable.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby ygmir » Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:40 pm

oneeyeddick wrote:Peeing in bottles is a good idea if the bottle has a lid.


and it's off.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby oneeyeddick » Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:59 pm

ygmir wrote:
oneeyeddick wrote:Peeing in bottles is a good idea if the bottle has a lid.


and it's off.

that all depends on whose tent you are in.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby some seeing eye » Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:33 pm

Carry at all times a plate, bowl, mug, chopsticks, utensils, wipes for cleaning them (after a good licking - don't be proud) and a zip loc for dirty ones. Make friends with your feeding opportunities.

On Token's theme - bring a bunch of plastic 375ml flasks of spirits. Gift them to the chefs in your fav on playa eateries, especially ones you would like to be regular spots. You know the ones. Also throw into your kit some exotic sauces to gift to on playa chefs.

Get a large mesh onion bag from the grocery. Hang it up and dry any moist waste before trash bagging. Theoretically should work with rock baby diapers (on a flagpole?), but I'm not trying diaps.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby Foxfur » Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:41 pm

oneeyeddick wrote:
ygmir wrote:
oneeyeddick wrote:Peeing in bottles is a good idea if the bottle has a lid.


and it's off.

that all depends on whose tent you are in.

So if the wind is just right I can pee into your jug from my tent?
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby BBadger » Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:01 am

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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby C187 » Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:00 am

Go to the kitchen, grab a glass, fill it with water, and drink it. Yes, all of it. Now do that a few more times today, and everyday before you leave for the playa.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby oneeyeddick » Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:41 am

If you drink enough cocktails, the melted ice in them is all the water that you will need for the week(or two).
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby Sic Pup » Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:59 am

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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby BAS » Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:23 am

I you are using a Mountain Dew or Diet Mountain Dew bottle as a piss jug, do something to distinguish it from a bottle you haven't finished drinking. Although, if you are grabbing a 'Dew to wake up in the morning, urine might work just as well.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby RedHeaven » Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:13 pm

Heal any cuts you have now, and if you even just get a scrape on your knee on the playa, fix it up with a wash, band aid and cream right away. What is it about that Playa? Its so sanitizing, yet it really stings and infects any cuts or snags! It is very irritating.

Another tip: While playa is interestingly sanitizing, that is no excuse to not wear deoderant, hippie.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby Eric » Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:44 pm

RedHeaven wrote:What is it about that Playa? Its so sanitizing, yet it really stings and infects any cuts or snags! It is very irritating.


It's not "infecting"- it's desiccating. It sucks the moisture out, and then keeps at it (which is why playa foot can be so bad). Bring vaseline with- if you get a cut, flush it with water, put on vaseline & band-aid it. The vaseline will keep it from drying out & cracking.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby Bob » Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:11 pm

Just dip into that vat of beeswax you've been using as lube.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby knowmad » Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:14 pm

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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:20 pm

Eric wrote:
RedHeaven wrote:What is it about that Playa? Its so sanitizing, yet it really stings and infects any cuts or snags! It is very irritating.


It's not "infecting"- it's desiccating. It sucks the moisture out, and then keeps at it (which is why playa foot can be so bad). Bring vaseline with- if you get a cut, flush it with water, put on vaseline & band-aid it. The vaseline will keep it from drying out & cracking.


Bring some Neosporin and Gold Bond foot Cream.
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby Lassen Forge » Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:34 pm

Bob wrote:
oneeyeddick wrote:If you are going to bring an inflateable sex doll the best kind to get are the ones that stand up on thier own and have a beer holder built in on top of the head.

Just trust me on this.


Nice if they have an ashtray too.


Until you, in the throes of plastic lust, put the cigarette out on top of your "date", popping a hole in it, causing her to deflate and spilling your beer all down the front of you...

Gives getting a "wet-on" a whole new meaning.


Packoderm wrote:If you pull the grips off your handlebars, you'll have a handy spot to stash jerky sticks.


And see, it's about the right height, and you don't have to worry about the bike handlebar deflating. (Plus, if you're cool it'll have a tray for your beer, smokes, AND a magazine).

Oh, about that snaggled welding on the inside, and the razor sharp handlebar end? Fuck, you're a tough guy, suck it up!

(Yes, I've known some guys for whom that's about the right size, too... :oops: )
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:03 pm

"Jerky stick"! Is that what we're calling them now?

Snap off a slim jim!
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Re: Pointless tips that might or might not help you out at a

Postby knowmad » Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:06 pm

Insist on Having total strangers Rename your Genitilia with a playa name, Then refer to it in the third person.
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